The history and development of the bassoon reed and embouchure : a thesis presented to the faculty of the school of fine and applied arts, boston university, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree master of music, july 1963. Welcome to the orchestral bassoon, a digital resource that focuses on the history, performance, and pedagogy of the bassoon's most prominent orchestral excerpts. The bassoon is the largest and lowest sounding member of the woodwind family except, of course when the contrabassoon is asked to play this much bigger bassoon can. The bassoon, by james b kopp this book traces the complete history of the bassoon, from its origins in italy to modern day instruments mr kopp draws on new archival. History of bassoon and percussionmatthew page music history i april 28, 2011 bassoon and percussion both are musical instruments that ha. The contrabassoon, or double bassoon, is an ungainly double-long bassoon playing an octave lower, which is very long and low indeed. Official company history (biebrich is the area in weisbaden where the factory is located) the globe also has a bassoon laying across it diagonally. History and repertoire the bassoon developed from a renaissance instrument called the curtal or dulcian these were double reed instruments which often played with shawms in the baroque period the bassoon became popular as an instrument to play the bass line, perhaps playing the same as the cello.
While the early history of the heckel bassoon included a complete overhaul of the instrument in both acoustics and key work. The bassoon was developed from its precursor, most often referred to as the dulcian, a wooden instrument all in one piece used and developed greatly in the 16th century to add a stronger bass to the wind band then consisting largely of shawms and recorders, the dulcian's origins are unknown. Find out what type of musical instrument a bassoon is with dk find out for kids discover fun facts for kids and learn more about music with dk find out. A brief history of the development of the bassoon by ariel detwiler imagine our modern bassoon with just six holes on the front and two holes on the back, two feet shorter, weighing a few pounds less (without all that metal) and carved from just. Define bassoon: a double-reed woodwind instrument having a long u-shaped conical tube connected to the mouthpiece by a thin metal tube and a usual history for. The bassoon is a member of the woodwind family it has a lower sound and uses a double reed to produce the tone.
About this quiz & worksheet this quiz and worksheet will test you on the history of the bassoon and its uses in orchestras over the past several hundred years. Bassoon, a timeline made with timetoast's free interactive timeline making software. John miller’s master class on the mozart bassoon concerto k191 gault concert hall here is a little bit of interesting history about the mozart bassoon concerto. We are the first bassoon quartet in history to record a piece for bassoon quartet and orchestra hells angels for bassoon quartet and orchestra by michael daugherty.
History fox products corporation is an american manufacturer of bassoons, contrabassoons, oboes and english horns the founder of the company, hugo fox, was an american bassoonist. The history of the french bassoon at the conservatoire nationale superieur de la musique, paris maurice allard [the following material traces the history of the. There is no published or unpublished study or source devoted to the history of bassoon reed-making per se there are scattered references to the history of the use of reeds.
The early bassoon in the middle of the 17th century instrument makers in amsterdam, paris and nuremberg began constructing the body of the choristfagott in four parts: wing joint, boot, long joint and bell.
History of the bassoon the bassoon is a member of the woodwind family which includes the english horn, oboe, and the contrabassoon it is distinguished by its long cylindrical body, usually made out of maple, and is held diagonally across the body. Johann christoph denner, of nuremberg, invented the clarinet in about 1690, an adaptation of the chalumeau that created a brand-new instrument. Schillinger organizes her topic into four parts: the history of bassoon pedagogy in general, the history of reed making, the history of reed-making pedagogy. 1600 1800 present 200 ad 1900s history of the bassoon predecessors of the bassoon first sign of a double reed are around 200 ad in ancient greece with the zurna. The bassoon is a woodwind instrument in the double reed family that typically plays music written in the bass and tenor registers and occasionally even higher appearing. Transcript of history of the bassoon dulcian, the bassoon’s predecessor, was used it uses a double reed, has a folded conical bore, and was the first known bassoon-like instrument that was discovered it was used in spain up until the 20th century and only contained 3 keys.
The bassoon is played in a similar way to the oboe the bassoonist presses the reed between the lips and blows to sound the instrument the reed is connected to the body of the instrument by a curved metal tube, called a crook. On today’s #fridayreed, we give you a small glimpse at a large instrument – the bassoon the bassoon evolved from a 16th century instrument known as the dulcian. History: sometime before 1636 the one-piece instrument the curtall was changed into a separately jointed instrument in france, come be known as the bassoonit was called the french bassoon in england and germany. Part iii: the history of bassoon reed-making pedagogy 5 pedagogic methods 1687-1787 a lineage. Bassoon - student encyclopedia (ages 11 and up) with a sound that by turns can be haunting, jaunty, or comical, the bassoon is one of the most interesting voices in the woodwind section of an orchestra the bassoon is a double-reed wind instrument and is the bass member of the oboe family.